Olaf Meyer - Permanent vs Impermanent 4
Olaf Meyer

Permanent vs Impermanent 4

Permanent vs Impermanent is a series of textural projection treatments on the exterior of North Melbourne Town Hall; which appear to alter the permanent ornamental façade of the clock tower. Previous iterations of the work have related to events in the Town Hall – for example, at this year’s Festival of Live Art, viewers could playfully engage with the work by making gestures of throwing paint blobs at the tower.

This work will send the North Melbourne streetscape abroad by texturing the tower with famous architecture from around the world. The work in this iteration will reflect on the familiarity of architecture like this, and the way its form imposes colonial authority.